US sees Europe sprint ahead on offshore energy — Popular Mechanics report

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offshore-windWith more than two dozen offshore wind farms Europe is well on its way to achieve 20 percent of energy needs from renewable sources by 2020.

While the US Department of Energy says offshore wind could account for up to 20 percent of America’s electricity generation by 2030, the US is still scrambling to construct its first offshore wind farm.

Popular Mechanics explores if the US can look to a European supergrid as an example of how to make the most out of wind as an energy source.

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